I've been an avid RPG gamer since I was a kid in the 70's. I currently run two RPG games; one online with friends spread all across the world and another local in-person game. First and formost I am a gamer.
I own some of the minted fantasy coins that I picked up at Gen Con a few years ago and they are awesome. But I just didn't have enough of them to pass out to players as they gained treasure, and to get that many of them would stretch my gaming budget a bit farther than I wanted. Plus I wanted tokens to represent things like Platinum and Electrum Pieces, Imperial Credits for Sci-Fi settings, Gems and Jewelry, Potions, rations etc. I set out to make my own to enhance the games I was running.
So I discovered some craft items people were making out of bottle caps and thought they would make great RPG coins! I ordered some and experimented. I was pretty happy with the results and posted a picture to the Facebook page for my Gaming T-Shirt business ArmorClass10.com and asked what people thought, and if anyone would be interested in purchasing them if I offered them for sale. The response was overwhelmingly positive; so here we are on Kickstarter!
The coins you see here are the *Prototypes* and they might change a bit before the final iteration. But what you see here is substantially what backers will recieve.
I know having someone make the coins for you can be a bit expensive, so the first two backer rewards are cheap enough for anyone and will let you make as many of these coins as you want! I've been experimenting with these for over a year, and have made plenty of errors before finalizing on what we think is the best process.
This is more than just a simple How-To! We'll cover not only how we made the coins, but all the ways we messed up discovering the ideal way to make them! You will also get sources for all the products we used and recommended alternatives.
If you spring for the art files you will get a digital copy of each art file for all the Tokens we are offering with this Kickstarter. Print as many as you want on a Color Laser printer!
To make ordering easier I've decided to offer 10-packs of coins; so if you were to back us for 90 coins you will choose nine of the available 10-packs.
There will be a 10-Pack for each denomination and type.
Copper - 1cp, 5cp, 10cp, 20cp, 50cp, 100cp, 500cp, 1000cp
Silver -1sp, 5sp, 10sp, 20sp, 50sp, 100sp, 500sp, 1000sp
Gold -1gp, 5gp, 10gp, 20gp, 50gp, 100gp, 500gp, 1000gp
Electrum -1ep, 5ep, 10ep, 20ep, 50ep, 100ep, 500ep, 1000ep
Platinum -1pp, 5pp, 10pp, 20pp, 50pp, 100pp, 500pp, 1000pp
There will also be mixed 10-Packs for each denomination. Below is the breakdown of the Mixed 10-Packs using Gold Pieces, but they may be ordered for any of the types.
Small value 10-Pack: 5x 1gp, 1x 5gp, 2x 10gp, 1x 20gp, 1x 50gp
Medium value 10-Pack:5x 100gp, 3x 500gp, 2x 1000gp
Large value 10-Pack: 2x 5,000, 2x 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000
10-Packs may be added to any pledge for $4 each, which includes the additional shipping cost in the price. Just add $4 for each 10-Pack you want to add to your pledge.
Below are images of the art files so you can see the backgrounds better than what shows in the pictures. The glossy coating on the coins makes it harder to make out the detail. I've also added a preview of the Sci-Fi Credits coin art.
$1,000 -Gems & Jewel Tokens
$1,500 -Sci-Fi Credit Tokens
$2,000 -Potions & More
Risks and challenges
I've run five successful Kickstarters so I am confident I can deliver products to backers on time and within budget.
These are hand-crafted items and as such I have to be able to make them. The real danger is the loss of key personnel. (That would be ME!) I'm a "one-man band", with the ability to rope my family and friends into helping when needed. I've planned for a September delivery as the Kickstarter will be over at the end of July. That will give me all of Aug and Sept. to make and ship orders. (Plenty of time before the Holiday season if you want to suprise your favorite DM with a gift!)
Extended sickness or injury would affect the project pretty severely. An outbreak of the Zombie Apocalypse would also negatively affect our delivery timetable, as would Alien Invasion or Giant Monster Battles in or near our location. Fingers crossed none of that happens before we get your coins shipped!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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